See that all I want is for you to see me so I can know you and you can know me

Keywords: Coaching , Connections , Gifted , Gifted Best Practice , behavior

Behavior is a message. When a child is being disrespectful, disruptive, rude, or otherwise not the typical kid you know, they’re telling you something. In this environment, in which we have been crisis schooling, remote, hybrid, physically distanced, masked, barriered, pool noodle-spaced, and disconnected, behavior is a big Vegas style sign with neon flashing lights.

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The Insane Spiral of Adulting – Starting Now!

family, middle-age, motherhood, teenagers

MAW Search for Style

My 1500-miles-away daughter said to me recently: “You should write a post about me. And about how school is hard. And about how adulting is hard.” And my first thought was, “Oh, sweets, it gets so much harder.”

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Connections

communication, lessons learned, listening, parenting, raising teens, role models, teenagers, texting

Positively Un-broken

We need to teach our children how to connect with others. I don’t mean teach them how to connect via social media—they are experts at that already. I mean we need to teach them to connect with other people face-to-face and one-on-one.

This thought struck me the other day after a couple things happened. First of all, I realized the new version of Google’s gmail is now offering me the option to click on a pre-determined email response. Essentially, it is “reading” my email and formulating a quick response that I can send to someone like, say, my boss, to thank her, let her know I will check into something, or make her think I am following up on her response or a request. In reality, the pre-determined one-click response allows me to not think. I don’t have to think about my response, and I don’t have to think about…

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Language: The Key to Culture in Your School

behavioural management , body language , classroom management , continuing professional development cpd , education , feedback , learning , learning difficulties , listening , schools , smsc spiritual moral social and cultural development , society , weareteachers com

The Learning Renaissance

Working in schools, I found that I was able to come to a provisional understanding of the culture driving the school simply in the walk from the reception to the Head Teacher’s office. The interactions I heard between staff and students told me most of what I needed to know about which forces were driving the school.

In that short walk I’ve heard apoplectic teachers screaming at students, teachers indifferent to students talking to them and teachers for whom serving the needs of the individual student are clearly paramount. No extensive evidence base is more informative of the ruling culture in a school than the simple interactions students and teachers have on the corridor.

I don’t think enough work goes into ensuring that students receive a consistent and nurturing experience throughout the school day and it is in these inconsistencies that poor behaviour manifests itself.

Source: How to Bring More…

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What if schools focused on improving relationships rather than test sc

attachment, Children, consciousness, education, family, legacy, peace, positive results

GreatCosmicMothersUnite

I feel this is sorely needed. Teaching what a child needs ,

rather than a fixed board of professionals , too often favored

for reasons other than meeting the goals of an individual being.

Schools have become like jails, teachers like wardens , given far

too many duties , along with tenure can thus endure bad examples

until it’s impossible to deny .

Social values have demised, and it’s lovely to witness a consciousness

that aligns itself with a return to unity .

University of Georgia education professor Peter Smagorinsky wrote a piece last year about a promisin…
— Read on www.ajc.com/blog/get-schooled/what-schools-focused-improving-relationships-rather-than-test-scores/EGWNqCQI3A5QeGH0QkUEtJ/

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